Archive for July, 2007


Alum Wins Prestigious Writing Award

1958 Gustavus graduate and Civil War historian James M. McPherson recently received a lifetime achievement award for his military writing.


Gustavus Safety Director Leads International Association

Gustavus Adolphus College's Ray Thrower, director of Safety and Security, was recently installed as the 49th President of the international campus law enforcement association IACLEA.


Gustavus Bookstore Co-sponsors Harry Potter Book Release Party

The Gustavus Adolphus College Book Mark in conjunction with several St. Peter community partners is hosting a release party for the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, from 10:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 20.


Youth Benefit from Gustavus NYSP Camp

More than 150 area youth are participating in a unique three-week academic and athletic enrichment program at Gustavus called the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP). In its fourth year, the Gustavus NYSP program brings children ages 10-16, from low-income families, to day camp from July 9 through July 28.


Chinese Students Visit Gustavus

Chinese students are visiting Gustavus and five other Minnesota private colleges this month to learn about college liberal arts education in the United States. Twenty five students from the United International College (UIC), a new liberal arts college located in Zhuhai, China, are in Minnesota for a month-long study of American culture and higher education, liberal arts colleges in Minnesota.

Gustavus Alum Eric Butorac Featured in Star Tribune

Star Tribune reporter Rachel Blount recently featured Gustavus Adolphus College graduate Eric Butorac and his rise through the professional tennis ranks. Butorac and his doubles partner, Jamie Murray, advanced to the third round at Wimbledon before falling in four sets to the ninth seeded team of Lukas Dlouhy and Pavel Vizner of the Czech Republic.


New Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Begins

The Gustavus Adolphus College community welcomes Mary E. Morton to campus as its new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Morton, who holds a doctorate in biochemistry from Dartmouth Medical School and has extensive experience in academia, assumed this leadership position July 2. In this role as chief academic officer, she oversees academic programs and strategic planning at Gustavus Adolphus College.